Tourist Deaths

Australian tourist, 78, drowns in Velidhoo Island Resort

  • There has been a recent hike in tourist deaths
  • Most deaths are linked to incidents at sea
  • Tourism Ministry did not find negligence following inspection

Zunana Zalif

K. Male' 2019 Feb 12 | Tue 22:44 1,936 local

Velidhoo island resort - Mohamed Sharuhaan

A 78-year-old Australian tourist has drowned in Velidhoo Island Resort of Alif Alif atoll.

The Police Media Official revealed that they received the report close to 5pm on Tuesday.

However, Police has not revealed further details regarding the death.

On 6 February, a Chinese tourist, 45, had drowned off of Robinson Resort in Noonu atoll while out swimming.

This comes at a time there has been a hike in tourist deaths across the Maldives, most of which are linked to incidents at sea.

The Maldives Ministry of Tourism had conducted an inspection of all outlets accommodating tourists but found no case of negligence from any party.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Humaam Ali

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